Tight, dark, blue and black fruits define this cool-climate Cabernet. It's supple and spicy, with firm but ripe tannins. The fruit is concentrated in a tight core, but persistent and resonant into a lengthy finish. Flavors mix mountain berry, bramble, wild herb, pencil shavings and peppery spice. It needs mroe time, but it has the substance and muscle to last.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.